Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 73.17
Liaison Emily Vollmer
Submission Date May 16, 2024

STARS v2.2

Virginia Tech
IN-40: Sustainability Projects Fund

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Emily Vollmer
Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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Name of the institution’s sustainability projects fund:
Virginia Tech Green RFP Program

Which of the following best describes the primary source of funding for the sustainability projects fund?:
Department driven

Year the institution’s sustainability projects fund was established:
2,011

A brief description of the institution’s sustainability projects fund:
Students are given the chance each academic year to propose a sustainable idea that they would like to see implemented on campus in Blacksburg. Their proposal must include funding and return on investment information and it must relate to the university's climate action commitment.

A brief description of the multi-stakeholder decision-making process used to determine which projects receive funding through the sustainability projects fund:
Proposals that support Virginia Tech's Climate Action Commitment, produce realizable savings, and require one-time funding are given preference, but proposals that require ongoing funding for maintenance are also considered.

Website URL where information about the sustainability projects fund is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
As of June 2023, the program has approved 133 student proposals totaling more than $2.08 million.

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